Quack-Duck (8701) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught at the kavarna in Obecni dum, Praha. Clear amber colour, medium head. Well-balanced vienna, not too sweet, not bitter but pleasantly hoppy.
3fourths (8641) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. simple and clean and mild vienna toffee malt and toasted grains with a small raisin chewiness. a bit rough with fizzy carbonation and watery texture. low bitterness. clean, sweet, simple.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/10/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. A few months past it’s BBD. Amber-colroed. Aroma of malt, caramel and cardboard. Sweet and stale flavor with a bit of spicy alcohol. Light to medium-bodied. Not so nice. Too old - not calculated. 4/3/3/2/6=1.8
(6/26/08) Draught at Na Parkanu in Plzen. Clear reddish-amber. Toasted malt and some caramel in the aroma. Sweet toasty flavor, a bit bready, with some caramel. Medium-bodied. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Expressive caramel biscuits cleanly purport ideas of refreshment and long evenings in this professionally constructed, balanced Polotmavé.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mountain of foam establishes its kingdom atop the shiny copper translucence.
-Some wooden hop bitterness cleverly interrupts the malty reign.
-These hops only seem to appear in the last half of the sip.
-The body is healthy and the level of residual sugars maintains a pleasant middle ground.
On tap at Na Parkanu, Plzen.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy apple notes on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and grainy. Not much going on. More sweetness into the finish.
KyotoLefty (7880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in my hotel room in Prague. Nutty, caramel aroma. Pale amber color. Minerally, watery flavor with some caramel and a slightly dry finish. Rather useless, really.
Camons (7789) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Oase Camping, Praque. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of weak malt, some fruity hops, light peppery or spicy note. Taste is malt, grassy and sweet fruity malt. Medium, light carbonation. 310711
laiti (7643) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Prague Airport. Rated on 20.07.2009
Aroma is sweetish with malty notes, some berries and syrup. Flavour is sweet with malt, slight roastiness, some berries and hints of chocolate. Feels artifical. Actually this is quite close to Kozel Cerny 10°.
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at na parkanu and at zach’s pub. a pretty average vienna really, mild nutty nose, slightly citric bitterness, quite boring. this is what beer designed by a committee tastes like.
deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in a restaurant on the Malostranska Square, Prague
Amber colour (slightly hazy). A decent beer